The South Park Church in Birmingham, Ala., with Michael Lewis, senior pastor, and Curtis and Paula Eakins, South Central health ministries co-directors, held a two-day Healthy Heart Conference, July 14-15, 2018.
Advertising was conducted through a local Seventh-day Adventist radio station that offered PSAs leading up to the conference. In addition, Birmingham TV station that host the daily show “Talk of Alabama” granted a five-minute interview the Thursday before the start, which immediately increased registration.
On day one, community guests and members from all over Birmingham and surrounding cities packed into the Birmingham Marriott Ballroom. Friendly South Park members welcomed the guests, and handed them their conference folders while the nurses provided blood pressure screenings. Based on the evaluations, attendees thoroughly enjoyed the conference, discovering biblical and lifestyle strategies on how to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol, and prevent and even reverse coronary heart disease. On day two, the vast majority of the registrants came to South Park Church. First on the agenda was to go over their “homework” assignment, which was the Amazing Facts study guide (#13 God’s Free Health Plan). The Bible worker collected the summary sheets to enroll them with the other remaining study guides.
Upon conclusion, commitment prayers was made, and Lewis and his team followed up with personal contacts of the community guests.
To harvest the moment, evangelist Alfred Miller started an evangelistic meeting the following week, resulting in baptizing many new souls into God’s Kingdom.
South Central | November 2018